Mushroom Sauce

Italian Sauce Recipes
Ingredients: Velute sauceessence of mushroomsbutter Mix two dessert-spoonsful of essence of mushrooms with a cupful of Velute sauce, reduce, keep on stirring, and just before serving add an ounce of butter. This sauce can be made with essence of truffle, or game, or shallot. {More...}

Roman Sauce (Salsa Agro-dolce)

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Ingredients: Espagnole saucestockburnt sugarvinegarraisinspine nuts or almonds Mix two spoonsful of burnt sugar with one of vinegar, and dilute with a little good stock. Then add two cups of Espagnole sauce, a few stoned raisins, and a few pinocchi* (pine nuts) or shredded almonds. Keep this hot in a bain-marie, and serve with cutlets, calf’s {More...}

Tomato Sauce

Italian Sauce Recipes
Ingredients: Tomatoeshamonionsbasilsaltoilgarlicspices Broil three tomatoes, skin them and mix them with a tablespoonful of chopped ham, half an onion, salt, a dessert-spoonful of oil, a little pounded spice and basil. Then boil and pass through a sieve. Whilst the sauce is boiling, put in a clove of garlic with a cut, but remove it before {More...}

Bechamel Sauce

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Ingredients: Butterhamvealcarrotsshallotcelery bay leafclovesthymepeppercornspotato flourcreamfowl stockPrepare a mirepoix by mixing two ounces of butter, trimmings of lean veal and ham, a carrot, a shallot, a little celery, all cut into dice, a bay leaf, two cloves, four peppercorns, and a little thyme. Put this on a moderate fire so as not to let it colour, {More...}

Tomato Sauce Piquante

Italian Sauce Recipes
Ingredients: Hambutteronioncarrotcelerybay leafthymeclovespeppercornsvinegarChablisstocktomatoesVelute orEspagnole saucecastor sugarlemon Cut up an ounce of ham, half an onion, half a carrot, half a stick of celery very fine, and fry them in butter together with a bay leaf, a sprig of thyme, one clove and four peppercorns. Over this pour a third of a cup of vinegar, and {More...}

Ham Sauce, Salsa di Prosciutto

Italian Sauce Recipes
Ingredients: HamMusca or sweet portvinegarbasil spice Cut up an ounce of ham and pound it in a mortar then mix it with three dessert spoonsful of port or Musca and a teaspoonful of vinegar a little dried basil and a pinch of spice. Boil it up, and then pass it through a sieve and warm {More...}

Genoese Sauce

Italian Sauce Recipes
Ingredients: OnionbutterBurgundymushroomstrufflesparsleybay leafEspagnole sauceblond of vealessence of fishanchovy buttercrayfish or lobster butter Cut up a small onion and fry it in butter, add a glass of Burgundy, some cuttings of mushrooms and truffles, a pinch of chopped parsley and half a bay leaf. Reduce half. In another saucepan put two cups of Espagnole sauce, one {More...}

Mirepoix Sauce (for masking)

Italian Sauce Recipes
Ingredients: Bacononionscarrotshama bunch of herbsparsleymushroomsclovespeppercornsstockChablis Put the following ingredients into a stewpan: Some bits of bacon and lean ham, a carrot, all cut into dice, half an onion, a bunch of herbs, a few mushroom cuttings, two cloves, and four peppercorns. To this add one and a quarter pint of good stock and a glass {More...}

Italian Sauce

Italian Sauce Recipes
Ingredients: Chablismushroomsleeksa bunch of herbspeppercornsEspagnole saucegame gravy or stocklemon Put into a stewpan two glasses of Chablis, two tablespoonsful of mushroom trimmings, a leek cut up, a bunch of herbs, five peppercorns, and boil till it is reduced to half. In another stewpan mix two glasses of Espagnole or Velute sauce and half a glass {More...}

Supreme Sauce

Italian Sauce Recipes
Ingredients: White saucefowl stockbutter Put three-quarters of a pint of white sauce into a saucepan, and when it is nearly boiling add half a cup of concentrated fowl stock. Reduce until the sauce is quite thick, and when about to serve pass it through a tamis into a bain-marie and add two tablespoonsful of cream. {More...}